Facilitated Stretching 4th Edition Online CE Course Without Book
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This package includes the following:
- Online video
- Online study guide
- Recorded webinar
- Online continuing education exam
Once you pass the exam, you can print a certificate for continuing education credits.
- Discuss general guidelines for any type of stretching, including the importance of good biomechanics.
- Examine the role of reflexes in stretching.
- Describe a variety of stretching techniques.
- Outline the spiral–diagonal patterns of PNF and describe how to use them in facilitated stretching to improve flexibility and the interaction of synergistic muscle groups.
- Explain and demonstrate strength training exercises using spiral patterns, incorporating stability balls and elastic bands.
- Explain and demonstrate how to stretch the major muscles, both partner-assisted and self-stretches for the upper extremities, lower extremities, neck, and torso.
- Create stretching routines for a variety of activities, including running, throwing and racket sports, cycling, golf, and swimming.
AudienceSports medicine and fitness professionals, including massage and manual therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and coaches.
I loved the anatomy photos of what the stretches are targeting. Good video to go along with the text. Good background to PNF stretching. The only thing which was frustrating as an athletic trainer is the concept of no passive stretching. This format of stretching is all active, with isometric contractions for the facilitated stretching. Even in the beginning of the book it states that this type of stretching has not been proven to increase flexibility. So, this gives great instruction for stretch positioning and PNF patterns, but may not be the best method of stretching in a rehabilitation setting.